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Litigation Secretary/Practice Assistant 

San Diego, CA 92122

Employment Type: Temp To Hire Position Type: Secretarial Job Number: 24978 Rate DOE: $50,000 to $89,200

Job Description


Position: Litigation Secretary/Practice Assistant 

Location: San Diego, CA (Hybrid, 4 days onsite) 

Pay: $50,000-$89,200/yr (Depending on experience) 

Experience: 8+ years of experience providing administrative support to attorneys in a law firm setting 

Type: Full-time; Temp to Hire

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm or 9am-5pm 

Kent Daniels & Associates is seeking a Litigation Secretary/Practice Assistant to join our dynamic law firm client!    

Job Description:   
  • Using word processing and document management software to prepare and process correspondence and memoranda as well as complex legal documents  
  • Proofreads documents, prepares revisions and redlines documents as directed  
  • Prepares documents for eFiling 
  • Reviews and routes incoming and outgoing mail and fax communications 
  • Maintains and updates the calendars for assigned attorneys, including meetings, appointments, due dates, and client-related activities 
  • Maintains paper and electronic files in compliance with internal policies 
  • Prepares time entries for assigned attorneys  
  • Prepares expense reimbursement and disbursement requests 
  • Receives and screens phone calls and takes messages as required 
  • Receives and directs clients and visitors 
  • Schedules meetings and coordinates travel arrangements 
  • Provide administrative support during complex client meetings  
  • Assist with training and mentoring new office staff  
  • Pilot new software and oversee workflow coordination in larger offices 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Position Requirements:     
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, legal documents and legal processes 
  • Accurate typing of at least 70 wpm 
  • Strong computer proficiency in the use of MS Office, document management, time entry, eFiling and database software 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal and strong proofreading abilities 
  • Understanding of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Superior organizational skills including filing, calendaring, and proofreading 
  • Time management skills and ability to work independently as well as with a team 
  • Regular predictable attendance with leadership qualities 

Kent Daniels & Associates does not just connect you with a job; we offer a Professional Mentoring & Education Program to help you be great at your job, love it, and grow. This is not an elevator to success; it is a ladder, and you must put in the work to climb so you’ll never feel stuck in a dead-end job again.   

Kent Daniels & Associates is part of Array Corporation, the leading technology-enabled workforce solutions company whose mission is to fix how labor is bought, sold and delivered to enable universal access to the American Dream. 

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

Job Requirements


Position: Litigation Secretary/Practice Assistant 

Location: San Diego, CA (Hybrid, 4 days onsite) 

Pay: $50,000-$89,200/yr (Depending on experience) 

Experience: 8+ years of experience providing administrative support to attorneys in a law firm setting 

Type: Full-time; Temp to Hire

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm or 9am-5pm 

Kent Daniels & Associates is seeking a Litigation Secretary/Practice Assistant to join our dynamic law firm client!    

Job Description:   
  • Using word processing and document management software to prepare and process correspondence and memoranda as well as complex legal documents  
  • Proofreads documents, prepares revisions and redlines documents as directed  
  • Prepares documents for eFiling 
  • Reviews and routes incoming and outgoing mail and fax communications 
  • Maintains and updates the calendars for assigned attorneys, including meetings, appointments, due dates, and client-related activities 
  • Maintains paper and electronic files in compliance with internal policies 
  • Prepares time entries for assigned attorneys  
  • Prepares expense reimbursement and disbursement requests 
  • Receives and screens phone calls and takes messages as required 
  • Receives and directs clients and visitors 
  • Schedules meetings and coordinates travel arrangements 
  • Provide administrative support during complex client meetings  
  • Assist with training and mentoring new office staff  
  • Pilot new software and oversee workflow coordination in larger offices 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Position Requirements:     
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, legal documents and legal processes 
  • Accurate typing of at least 70 wpm 
  • Strong computer proficiency in the use of MS Office, document management, time entry, eFiling and database software 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal and strong proofreading abilities 
  • Understanding of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation 
  • Superior organizational skills including filing, calendaring, and proofreading 
  • Time management skills and ability to work independently as well as with a team 
  • Regular predictable attendance with leadership qualities 

Kent Daniels & Associates does not just connect you with a job; we offer a Professional Mentoring & Education Program to help you be great at your job, love it, and grow. This is not an elevator to success; it is a ladder, and you must put in the work to climb so you’ll never feel stuck in a dead-end job again.   

Kent Daniels & Associates is part of Array Corporation, the leading technology-enabled workforce solutions company whose mission is to fix how labor is bought, sold and delivered to enable universal access to the American Dream. 

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

Additional Information

Kent Daniels and Associates is a legal staffing service specializing in the placement of temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time regular employees in law firms and corporate legal departments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and nationwide. We staff all positions in law firms and all three shifts - day, swing and graveyard. Kent Daniels was established in 1986, giving us 37 years of experience finding candidates legal jobs in law firms nationwide. Applicants will be considered in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local requirements as applicable. Salary ranges are provided in good faith at the time of posting and represent the compensation KDA/our clients are willing to pay for the advertised position. Exact compensation will be determined by a wide range of factors including but not limited to experience level, education/training, relevant skills, business needs and location.
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